NCT Failure on Brake Pads
If your NCT failure report mentions brake pads or brake parts then you need to consider the following…
Your car’s braking system is is a key component in any car. If you have failed your NCT because of your brakes, you may have to replace your brake pads, your brake discs or both. The brake pads are the most likely parts that need to be replaced but your NCT
Most people in Ireland do not know how the brakes work in their car. Whenever the brake pedal is pressed, the brake pads press the rotating disk rotors which are contained in the braking system of the car. This then slows the car and finally brings it to a complete stop. Because the pads are pressed against the brake disc, we get wear and tear and depending on the driving being done, will determine the life of the brake pads.
Generally, you can expect up to 30,000 miles from a set of brake pads but this can vary hugely depending on the style of the driver. In Galway, the traffic is generally fairly free flowing and not so stop-start. This can help. If you drive aggressively around some of the country roads in Galway, Mayo and Clare then there is a high probability that your pads will wear quicker. If you generally carry more than one passenger, you will get less wear because the car is heavier and harder to stop because of the momentum.
The Correct Brake Pads
Different cars take different brake pads so when you contact Car Parts Warehouse in Galway it is important to know your car make and model and the year of purchase. The team at Car parts warehouse are trained to identify the correct brake pads for your car. In fact they can determine the correct pads or parts for your brakes from your Vehicle Registration number.
If you are unsure about how to interprest the NCT Failure report, just bring it in to Car Parts Warehouse in Liosban and they will help you.
Fitting brake pads can be a tricky task and we recommend that you take them to your local mechanic who will fit them for you.